In the gaming world, Hogwarts Legacy is casting a spell of success, clinching the top spot in yet another sales chart for 2023. The game, which has been met with positive reviews since its release in February 2023, has shown an impressive commercial performance, selling 12 million copies within the first fortnight of its launch.
A Legacy of Success
Hogwarts Legacy has consistently appeared in sales charts across various regions, even outperforming the second-week sales of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in the UK when the PS4 and Xbox One versions were released. The latest data from GamesIndustry.biz places Hogwarts Legacy at the pinnacle of the best-selling games across Europe for the first half of 2023.
The chart also features other popular franchises such as Diablo 4 and The Legend of Zelda: TOTK, which take the second and fourth spots respectively. However, digital sales for Tears of the Kingdom are not factored into this chart. Additional titles that have been out a fair while, such as EA Sports FIFA 23 and COD: Modern Warfare 2, have also secured positions within the top 10, while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has found its niche in the eighth spot.
The Best-Selling Games of First Half of 2023 Across Europe
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Diablo 4
- FIFA 23
- The Legend of Zelda TOTK
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- NBA 2K23
- Resident Evil 4
Comparing Sales Performance
The report also compares the market performance of Hogwarts Legacy to Elden Ring, revealing that it’s sales were 69% bigger than FromSoftware’s biggest release. This is particularly impressive given that Elden Ring was one of the best-selling games of 2022.
The UK emerged as the leading European market for game sales, accounting for 15.3 million games sold, marking a 5.5% increase compared to the same timeframe in 2022. Germany trailed with 14 million games sold, experiencing an 11% decrease, while France reported 11.1 million sales, an 8% rise. Spain recorded 5.4 million game sales, a 6.8% increase, closely followed by Italy with 4.9 million sales, a modest 2.7% growth.
Hogwarts Legacy Key Dates
|Release of Hogwarts Legacy||February 10, 2023|
|Release of Nintendo Switch version||November 14|
With the upcoming release of the Switch version of the game, it will be interesting to see if Hogwarts Legacy can maintain it’s top spot for the rest of the year. The title receives updates regularly and is till extremely popular within the gaming community.
Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with a Nintendo Switch version releasing on November 14th.
Source – GamesIndustry.biz
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